Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hop Against Homophobia - Sid

I am honored to participate in the Hop against Homophobia this week.
Here are some other sites with great information on the cause:

Matthew Shepard
It Gets Better!

As you have probably read, we dedicated this week to our late friend William Neale. William’s first book, “Home”, was suggested to me by my good friend Tyra and it hit me like a ton of bricks. William was phenomenal at making you feel everything and fall in love with his characters. His bright light will be forever missed in literary world as well as the world at large. The power of the sun is dimmer without his light. I have the privilege of reviewing “Son of a Ditch” today.

Son of a Ditch, William Neale, MLR Press
Colby Dawson returns to his southern hometown after serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. Emotionally scarred by a broken relationship, the last thing he wants is another man in his life. But he doesn't count on falling in love with childhood best friend, Kyle McCoy, now a local deputy sheriff. Their relationship seems almost too charmed until a corrupt governor attempts to locate a state prison next door to Colby's family home. His prominent father and brothers organize an illegal protest effort that will force Colby to choose between loyalty to his family -- or to the partner and lover who may have to arrest them. Not only is Colby and Kyle's relationship in jeopardy, one of them will fight for his very life while the other must confront his guilt.

Son of a Ditch is simply another example of William Neale’s literary genius. His books cause so many emotions to spill out of me. I laughed, I cried, I missed my family, and I felt a sharp pain of sadness because I’ve never had what Colby and Kyle have. I also felt hope that the world will change sometime soon and the man of my dreams will walk through my door… Preferably in a cop’s uniform…handcuffs are optional, of course! I’m not going to go too in depth with my review because the synopsis does a great job of spelling out the book. Trust me when I say this, read the damn book. You will laugh, you will cry, you will feel joy, you will feel pain and you will forever wish that William Neale had written 100 more books before he left us.

5 extra large, juicy, sweet, fresh strawberries dipped in a 5 kinds of chocolate for Son of a Ditch. Godspeed, William!

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